Violin Concerto

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Ballet in one act with choreography by Balanchine, music by Stravinsky, and lighting by R. Bates. Premiered 18 Jun. 1972 by New York City Ballet at the State Theater in New York, with von Aroldingen, Mazzo, Bonnefoux, and Martins. A plotless ballet for two couples and a corps de ballet of sixteen, it was made for New York City Ballet's Stravinsky Festival. It features two strongly contrasting pas de deux. The work, later renamed Stravinsky Violin Concerto, has been revived for many other companies, including the Paris Opera Ballet (1989), the Royal Ballet (1990), San Francisco Ballet (1995), and Birmingham Royal Ballet (2007). Balanchine used the same music for his 1941 ballet, Balustrade.

Subjects: Dance.

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